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The third talisman in this set is willow wood and a lintel ward—a blessing and protection. The willow hangs on waxed cotton cord and will do its magical work placed by or above the door, another opening to the outdoors, or placed anywhere else you choose in your home.
This talisman features my three-stem threshold ward formula: I developed a three-stem design—or call it a “formula”—that is a protection and blessing for the home or other space. The formula combines a visual design I created and a shamanic blessing—also my own creation—which I add to the visual design. The visual design’s elements can be implemented in a flexible manner, so all my three-stem wood-burnings look quite different.
I’m obsessed with this magical formula. Developing it was a fascinating project and, now that it’s developed, I find using it fascinating too. I’ve used it for ten wood-burnings, keeping for myself all but three of these different interpretations of the basic design. (Those three include the one in this post.)
Willow protects and blesses those who are fey-touched and childlike, and empowers their magic and other endeavors. I think these magics perfectly suit a threshold piece for someone who is Fey-touched. (These magical sensibilities in Lady Willow are ones I perceived myself; I’ve never read about them in a book or heard of them anywhere. Again, I love getting to know the magical properties of wood through visions and other direct experiences.)
Lady Willow also provides a threshold into Faerie—a place between the worlds—and safety while there. Using Willow as a threshold protection and blessing seems to me a lovely pun and enchantment. Again, I’ve not read or otherwise heard of the functions of willow mentioned in this paragraph, but for decades Lady Willow has performed them wonderfully for me.
One reason I came up with a three-stem design, instead of using the rigid straight lines of some traditional threshold pieces, was my longing for protective lines that are alive, dynamic. So I was pleased that, even though I was wood-burning this talisman, I was able to make lines that are dynamic, as if vegetation grown from the soil.
More about the formula:
I wanted three main lines to represent our protective threefold Goddess. The three lines are leafy stems rather than just the rigid lines of some traditional lintel wards because I wanted to call forth the protective power of nature and the Green God. The formula involves more visual elements, but they’re outside the scope of a blog.
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I blessed all three amulets. I put my heart and soul in these pieces because I’m an old-fashioned witch who believes I was put on this planet to serve you. Now my heart and soul, held by the amulets, will flow to whomever they are meant to serve.